And there was great...something something something -- 29 Aug 2017
The commandments from on high have been received. The words of the Braben have been heard, and we must obey.
OK, tongue out of cheek, yes, this means what you think it does. The comments from David Braben have been received. Those of you who follow me on the Twitter and the book of faces probably know what's coming...
It's not great. It's not terrible, but it's not great.
Long story short, the big news is that there will be one superpower less in the RPG. The ... Read More
Yeah, it's pretty special. -- 28 Aug 2017 --
Hi Kickstarter fans and you amazing, loyal pledgers and followers.
I'm going to start off this update with the news I've been itching to reveal.
THE ELITE ENCOUNTERS RPG IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!!
(click above to be taken to the pre-order news page)
Oh yes. We are definitively in the final stages now, and we're just waiting for the Frontier head honcho David Braben to cast his eye (but hopefully NOT his red pen) over the release candidate and give it his seal ... Read More
Oh, pun times. -- 24 Jul 2017 --
I've been a bit quiet lately. Sorry about that. That doesn't mean to say that nothing has been going on. Those of you who know me and have followed me through this long, painful process should know that the times when I'm quiet tend to mean I'm busy - both on REAL LIFE and this project.
OK, apart from one early exception. But we won't go into that.
So, what have I been up to this past couple of months? Well, the last thing you probably heard was that ... Read More
And the livin' is easy... -- 05 Jun 2017
Hi Kickstarter Fans. Apologies for the brief post the other day, but I just wanted to let you know that progress was being made.
Today I'm posting, as promised, to expand on that and to fill you in on happenings past, present and future in the wibbly wobbly world of Daftworks Towers...
What Have I Been Up To?
All right. The last thing you really heard from me was the failure to meet the November deadline for submitting the second draft and all the confusion around the conversation ... Read More
No, really... -- 28 May 2017
About an hour or so ago I wrote an email to Frontier Developments. In that email I mentioned that I enclosed a HUGE PDF file containing the complete second draft of Elite Encounters.
This isn't just any draft. This isn't a two-column-per-page Word document with fancy headings and a few logos on it. Oh no. This is a full-colour multimedia EXTRAVAGANZA of a draft. Put it this way. Other than some typos, spelling errors and maybe a few other little niggles, I consider this to be a version ... Read More
It's quick... -- 05 Apr 2017
I mean it. This is a quick update.
Since the last time I posted I've been physically compromised. I went effectively blind, and could not use computers for longer than ten minutes at a time without severe headaches and loss of vision. This has meant that I couldn't do any work that involves text, graphics or staring at the screen for a long time.
This has, as you might imagine, been a scary and anxious time. The GP and the NHS in general have been incompetent as hell about trying ... Read More
We're not alone... -- 02 Dec 2016
Hi there everyone. Welcome to winter, and I hope you are looking forward to the festive season.
I just wanted to write up a short post to address a development in the Elite community that may cause some confusion.
Today's Elite Dangerous Newsletter announced that an Elite Dangerous RPG is in development. The exact text of this announcement is as follows:
ELITE DANGEROUS TABLETOP GAME IN DEVELOPMENT We're also please to announce that an official Elite Dangerous Tabletop is in ... Read More
#selezenisatwot -- 26 Oct 2016 --
This is embarrassing...
It would seem that I misinterpreted Frontier's email a couple of weeks ago. Even after several re-reads, I got it slightly wrong. In my defence everyone else that read it has interpreted it the same way, so I only feel like a bit of an idiot instead of feeling like a complete smeghead.
Simply put, the status of the RPG and the license is NOT as I described it in the last update. I interpreted the options as being "refund the licence AND resubmit for approval ... Read More
I still love you - I'm just busy... -- 22 Oct 2016
This is not going to be a happy update. Please stick with it and read it to the end.
Sorry it has been so long since the last update. There have been several reasons for this, and the main one will become clear during the course of this post. As you know, the first draft of the RPG was submitted in June. This was passed back to me with the instruction to remove 100,000 words from the total word count (reducing it to approximately 150,000) and to remove any and all background lore information ... Read More
Where [CENSORED] and [REDACTED] the [DELETED] Ha [NOT BLOODY LIKELY] ha! -- 06 Jun 2016 --
Hello there everyone and welcome to another Elite Encounters update.
I've been quiet on the subject of EE for a couple of weeks for a few good reasons. The all-encompassing run towards the submission to Frontier meant that I had to neglect a lot of other real-life stuff in order to achieve that. I took the opportunity to move towards getting some of that stuff sorted out whilst waiting for word back from Frontier and trying to get the VCS rules finalised to submission too (thanks again ... Read More